Tag Archives: ITIL Maturity

MarsLander: Finding Value

By Dick Stark On Thursday, RightStar hosted our first MarsLander simulation training session. Based upon ITIL 4, this role base simulation is highly realistic and leverages game dynamics to provide a vision of successful ITIL 4/DevOps practices and the resultant … Continue reading

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Don’t Install ITIL

By Dick Stark RightStar held its third annual BMC Remedy User Group Meeting in Washington DC on Friday. It was a well-attended event, with most there to learn more about Smart IT and the new BMC.  My job was to … Continue reading

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ITIL: A Four-Letter Word?

By Dick Stark ITIL is what happens when good ideas get absorbed by a bureaucracy and institutionalized and homogenized to a point where they are almost useless. Why is ITIL so obtuse that someone has to ask, “Is rebooting a … Continue reading

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Has ITIL Lost its Mojo?

By Dick Stark Last Thursday, I attended a panel discussion sponsored by the National Capital Area itSMF user group.  The topic: DOD IT Service Management Perspective. Kirk Holmes, itSMF founding member led the discussion with representatives from the US Navy, … Continue reading

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Gartner’s New ITSSM Magic Quadrant

By Dick Stark In November 2010, BMC climbed to the top of the mountain, the pinnacle of IT’s holiest of holy places, the upper right corner of the IT Service Desk Gartner Magic Quadrant.  And when they looked around, they … Continue reading

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What Fed Execs Want From IT

By Dick Stark A few weeks ago MeriTalk, a Federal IT think tank, commissioned a study entitled, the Customer is Always Right, that focused not on what IT thinks, but what IT’s customers think of IT.  Not surprisingly, just 46 … Continue reading

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The End of Solution Selling

By Dick Stark It’s the end of traditional solution selling. Customers are increasingly circumventing reps; they’re using publicly available information to diagnose their own needs and turning to sophisticated procurement departments and third party purchasing consultants to help them extract … Continue reading

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